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A Wyly Strategy

Jul 31, 2002 By Kathryn Jones

Dallas billionaire Sam Wyly is gearing up for another battle in his war with Computer Associates. This time he may have the firepower to win.

Together at Last

May 31, 2002 By Kathryn Jones

Compaq and Hewlett-Packard have completed the largest merger in the history of the technology industry, but is that good news for Houston and Texas?

Flying Aces

Feb 1, 2002 By Kathryn Jones

September 11 changed the airline industry. It's a good thing that the state's top airlines each have the right guy calling the shots.

Up in the Air

Feb 1, 2002 By Kathryn Jones

Since September 11, Texas' big three airlines—American, Continental, and Southwest—have struggled to survive. Here's their flight plan for the future.

Politics
Jim Wright

Aug 31, 2001 By Kathryn Jones

The longtime U.S. Speaker of the House from Fort Worth who personified the Democratic party for decades, Jim Wright has traded the public spotlight for the private life—sort of. He’s mostly stayed out of politics since he resigned in 1989 following allegations that he had used his influence to sell…

Business
Comer J. Cottrell, Jr.

Aug 31, 2001 By Kathryn Jones

Comer J. Cottrell, Jr., one of Texas’ leading African American entrepreneurs, was a United States Air Force sergeant stationed in Japan in the early fifties and managing a PX when he noticed that it didn’t carry hair-care products for black soldiers. When he got back to the States, he was…

Cybersleuths

Jul 31, 2000 By Kathryn Jones

Put down that mouse and no one gets hurt: Meet a band of investigators in Houston and Dallas who are pulling the plug on a wave of computer crime.

Spence for Hire

Mar 1, 2000 By Kathryn Jones

How is the president and co-founder of Austin ad agency GSD&M expanding his reach into the realm of entertainment? One account at a time.

Herb’s Flight Plan

Mar 1, 1999 By Kathryn Jones

For 28 years Herb Kelleher has run Southwest Airlines as a low-cost, short-haul carrier that’s fun to fly on and even more fun to work for. But there could be changes on the horizon.

Our Foreign Legion

Nov 1, 1998 By Kathryn Jones

Austria. The Bahamas. Botswana. Jamaica. Sweden. In each place the U.S. ambassador is a Texan sent there by Bill Clinton, whoÕs as partial to our stateÕs best and brightest (and richest) as LBJ was.

Shrinking Giant

Jul 31, 1998 By Kathryn Jones

Once more than a million acres, the Matador Ranch is today a fraction of that size. How it got from there to here is the story of Texas ranching.

Marathon Man

Jun 30, 1998 By Kathryn Jones

Houston’s J.P. Bryan is remaking a West Texas town into what could be the next Taos—and for some locals, that’s a mixed blessing.

Corporate Makeover

Jun 30, 1997 By Kathryn Jones

EDS, the company Ross Perot imbued with his own conservative image, is designing Internet sites for magazines like Elle. What a tangled Web we weave.

Viz Kids

Dec 1, 1996 By Kathryn Jones

Texas A&M is churning out a new crop of students who aren't farmers or vets. They're the computer aces of the Visualization Lab, and they're Hollywood's new masters of special effects.

Malled

Sep 30, 1996 By Kathryn Jones

Wealthy school districts think they’ve found a way to shield millions of dollars from the state’s Robin Hood law. Are they about to get malled?